The Brexit vote has hit all parties concerned in the UK, European Union, and the wider world with a deafening bang. It has even been described as a hasty couple’s decision to separate after 43 years of marriage. The decision has been made and the pain felt, yet the devil lies in the details.
How to divide the assets, the house, the dog, the music collection? What about custody of the kids and paying the expenses for lawyers or any future maintenance fee? The list usually gets longer by the day and at some point a feeling of regret surfaces, we shouldn’t have allowed matters to get this far.
In the UK-EU affair, post exit decision, matters are showing signs not too dissimilar from the couple metaphor. Like every marriage, relations have been bumpy throughout.
However, early indications reveal that the “pro-leave” campaigners did not fathom the implications of their campaign. They did not lay down ways to keep Britain working and the kingdom united and the people reassured that there would be life for Britain after the EU. The decision to exit the EU triggered Scottish calls for a referendum this time to exit the UK and remain in the EU.
The EU and the UK’s political establishment should use the British vote to leave to review the EU project and its tenets and remind politicians that EU was formed so that faith reign over fearMohammed Chebarro
Many believe that the Conservatives party post Brexit is divided and might not be able to rally behind Johnson’s one clause manifesto, which is to negotiate the terms for a speedy and smooth exit from Europe.
At the same time, the opposition Labor party in the UK is not stable and it is unlikely that, with its present leadership, will be able to convince voters to win a general election. Even if it did so, then it is unlikely to want to lead to clean up a mess created by the Conservatives.